Sandal season kicked off a few weeks ago, and to say I was ill-prepared would be an understatement. After a long winter and spring of social distancing — during which, like most people out there, I didn’t partake in my bimonthly pedicures — my feet looked and felt rough. Literally. The toes, heels and balls of my feet were callused and crusty … which I realize is incredibly gross. But the thing that brought me solace as I stared at my feet in mild horror was that I wasn’t alone.
Meet: Baby Foot. A chemical foot peel that has been a cult favorite since it debuted in the U.S. in 2012, Baby Foot has reached new levels of pandemonium-like success during covid-19 (it’s sold out at multiple retailers), contributing to the popularity of at-home self-care solutions. With nearly 15,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the exfoliating chemical peel is primarily known for two things — being equal parts disgusting and effective.